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We are now taking bookings for our flu clinic which is being held on Saturday 23rd September.

We are also holding a shingles/flu clinic for those of you who are eligible for both vaccines on 23rd September.

Please contact reception on 01271 329004 to check whether you are eligible and to make an appointment.


Thank you to our patients who completed the national patient survey for Brannam Medical Centre. We have now received the results and would like to share these with you. Please click here to view the results.


We use a messaging system called MJOG which allows us to contact our patients by text and voice message. We have been using this to invite our patients in for their seasonal flu vaccinations, chronic disease recalls and also for appointment reminders.

We would like to make our patients aware that if you receive a voice message starting 'This is a message from Brannam Medical Centre' it is a genuine message from us and please listen to the message all the way through and you will be able to respond.

If you do not wish to receive messages in this way, please contact the reception team.

National Diabetes Audit (NDA): Helping to improve diabetes care

Brannam Medical Centre is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. Please click here for more information.


Please remember to arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment to give your heart rate a chance to steady. Please wear loose clothing and refrain from Caffeine and Nicotine for at least 30 minutes prior to your Blood Pressure appointment.


Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Desri Dyer BSc (Hons)


Desri Dyer is our lead nurse, and Treatment Room Sister. She started working at Brannam on a part-time basis in 1995 and gradually built her hours and experience over the years, taking the full time senior nurse post in 2002.

She is an RGN, qualifying in 1984 at North Devon District Hospital. Since working at Brannam, she has gained a Bsc Hons in nursing, diplomas in Asthma, COPD and CHD, a Post Graduate certificate in Leadership for Quality Improvement. Her other specialities include tissue viability, infection control, cervical cytology and family planning to include insertion and removal of implants. Desri enjoys working with such an enthusiastic and dynamic team who are all very supportive of one another.

Her hobbies include running, aerobics and moto cross (spectator only!!).

Sandy Norman BSc (Hons)

Sandy qualified in 1981 as an RGN and has worked in the North Devon District Hospital in both Surgical and Gynaecological posts. At Brannam Medical Centre her working areas include routines, minor illness, diabetes, travel, well woman and family planning. Sandy is supported by treatment-room receptionists Sarah and Kelly.

Sandy has completed courses in travel health, diabetes, family planning, and cervical smear training, as well as leg ulcer assessment and treatment. In 2006 she obtained her degree in health studies. Sandy has recently completed her Diabetes Diploma.

Outside of work Sandy enjoys days out on the motorbike with her husband.

Becky Walker BSc (Hons)

Becky qualified in 1995 as a Registered Nurse and worked at NDDH within the surgical department. Becky left the hospital to commence practice nursing in 1998 and has completed diplomas in Asthma and COPD and courses on Diabetes, leg ulcer management and is family planning trained.

In 2010 Becky obtained her BSc (Hons) degree in health studies and then went on to become an independent/supplementary non-medical prescriber in 2013. Becky joined the Nursing team at Brannams in November 2015 where she can also undertake all treatment room duties including cervical cytology, tissue viability and travel.

As well as keeping busy with her family, Becky's hobbies include quilting, keeping and riding her 3 horses and training her dog!!

Amelia Baker BN (Hons)

Amelia qualified in 2002 with a Bachelor of Nursing Honours degree from University of Wales College of Medicine and has worked at North Devon District Hospital and at South Molton as a community nurse. She joined Brannam Medical Centre in February 2014 at first providing cover for our routine clinic. Amelia is now a permanent member of the team and her working areas includes routines, cardio-vascular and diabetes care. In 2015, she completed a Foundation of General Practice Nursing at degree level and in 2018 Amelia completed BSc. modules in CHD and Diabetes.

Outside of work Amelia is married to Ed and has four young children, she enjoys spending time with her family going caravanning and she also loves doing craft projects and geocaching.

Andrea Dibble BSc (Hons)

Andrea joined the team in September 2014. She completed a Dip HE in Adult Nursing in 2002, she has since gained a BSC (Hons) in health studies in 2012. Andrea has worked in both acute hospital and community settings. Andrea has completed the Practice Nurse foundation course and other courses which include cervical cytology, ear irrigation, asthma and COPD. Andrea's working areas include routine clinics, well woman, travel, minor illness, asthma and is the lead for the children's vaccination clinic. 

Outside of work Andrea enjoys a busy family life and has recently taken up running.

Emily Pettett BSc (Hons)

Emily works in the treatment room as a Practice Nurse. 

Emily started in the treatment room as as healthcare assistant and qualified in July 2019 as a Practice Nurse. Emily's day to day treatment room duties include dressings, injections, dopplers, ecgs and taking bloods . She is currently doing a Practice Nurse induction course which will equip her with new skills.  She is also supported by treatment room receptionists Sarah and Kelly.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Lynn Wakeley

Lynn is our Health Care Assistant.

Lynn does a variety of jobs within her role including taking blood, warfarin testing, assisting doctors with minor surgeries, smoking cessation clinics and family planning clinics, to name a few. Lynn is supported treatment room receptionists Sarah and Kelly.

Amy Rodgers

Amy joined us in January 2013.  As a Healthcare Assistant she does a variety of jobs within her role including taking blood, warfarin testing, carers health checks and assisting doctors with minor surgeries to name a few. Amy is supported by treatment room receptionists Sarah and Kelly. 

Billie-Jo Isaac

Billie joined us an apprentice medical receptionist in July 2015 and completed her NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration. Billie works in the treatment room as a healthcare assistant. She is currently studying towards a foundation degree in Nursing, where she will qualify as a Registered Nursing Associate.

Billie does a variety of jobs within her healthcare assistant role including taking blood, warfarin testing, assisting doctors with minor surgeries, smoking cessation clinics and family planning clinics, to name a few. Billie is supported by treatment room receptionists Sarah and Kelly.


Poppy Pearce

Poppy works in the treatment room as a phlebotomist. 

Poppy joined us in September 2019 and is training to be a healthcare assistant. Poppy has a variety of jobs within her phlebotomist role including taking blood, warfarin testing, assisting doctors with minor surgeries, to name a few. She is also supported by treatment room receptionists Sarah and Kelly.

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